All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Succulents like the dry humidity and warm conditions found in most homes, and while they like direct light, they can adapt to lower light. They all prefer a fast-draining potting medium that's not watered too often. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Plant markers. Quality plant markers. So this year surprise the gardener in your life (and that person just might be yourself) plant markers; they will love them! C'mon, you don't want to disappoint them again this year with candles, soap, picture frames and socks (remember last year?!) Plant markers, I'm telling' ya, that's what they want!
What does every gardener want? A good pair of gloves. Waterproof is nice too. And pink if at all humanly possible (not so much if that gardener in your life is a man......camo maybe?) And they shouldn't be too thick or they won't have the flexibility they need to move their hands.
Real trees help your indoor environment by removing dust and pollen from the air. And at the end of the season, recycled trees get recycled into mulch and are even used for erosion barriers. If you want to learn more about ways plants help your indoor environment, click here!
Christmas trees are big business. Did you know the Christmas tree business employs more than 100,000 full and part-time workers?
As you a long needle or a short needle tree person? As much as I love the swooping look of long needles trees, they can't hold up my ornaments, the heavy ones in particular fall off. That's why when buying a tree, I try to look for one with lots of thick, stumpy branches that can take a lot of weight. I don't want my inheritance of ornaments breaking on me! Especially high up branches where the kids and cat won't be tempting to knock off the ornaments.
Did you know that 22% of households still select a fresh tree? (I actually thought that number was low!)
As much as I love live trees, I'm only going to pay so much for one. A reasonable price is $7-$10 a foot. Anymore than that and I'm seriously considering a fake one.
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